Wednesday 24th February 2021

Late news, 21/2, Treslothan near Camborne: Up to 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming at 8am. (D King)

Late news, 23/2, St Erth: Sparrowhawk at railway station at 1440hrs. (D King)

Late news, 24/2, St Erth: 2 Peregrine over at 11am from direction of Hayle Estuary causing alarm amongst the nearby gulls and corvids. (D King)

Late news, 23/2, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill on Carnsew Pool in morning then moved to Ryan’s Field. Also 20+ Shelduck, female Goosander, 3 Lapwing, 22 Grey Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 150+ Dunlin, 40+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 40+ Common Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, ad Glaucous Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull and Peregrine over. 4 Greenfinch and Grey Wagtail in Lelant car park. (P Freestone, M.Halliday) Copperhouse Creek: 9 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin. (P Freestone)

Late news, 23/2, St Gothian Sands NR: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 10 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Coot, 10 Med Gulls, 32 Great Black-backed Gulls, 2 Ravens, 1 Wigeon, 180+ Teal, 2 Skylark. (P Freestone)

Late news, 23/2, Gwithian Green LNR: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Goldcrest. (P. Freestone)

Late News, 23/02, Roskilly: adult Kumlien’s Gull. (P Semmens)

Late News, 23/02, Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll: 8 Cattle Egret. (B Taggart)

Sennn Cove: 1st w Caspian Gull. (K Wilson)

Newlyn, Tolcarne to Wherrytown rocks: Very large gull flock attracted to dead pilchards; 2000+ Herring Gull, c 200 Black-headed Gull, c100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c100 Great Black-backed Gull, 20+ Mediterranean Gull and 1 juv Glaucous Gull, also 3 Oystercatcher and 1 Razorbill. (T Mills) Wherrytown, Penzance: c2000 Herring Gull, 10 Med Gull, 8 Common Gull with Great & Lesser Black-backed Gulls feeding on discarded European pilchard, all dead – many washed ashore but one swimmer said the sea was “like a soup with them”, all dead. (D Flumm) 1000 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 juv Glaucous Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Gull feeding frenzy – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Tony Mills

Copperhouse Creek: 5 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 60+  Pied Wagtail. (M Greenhalgh) 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (RSPB team)

Hayle Estuary: Spoonbill, 1w Iceland Gull. (J Jones)

Gannel Estuary: 1 adult Little Gull. (S Rowe)

Padstow: 34 Turnstone, 45 Grey Plover, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Skylark, 1 Buzzard from a private garden. (S Grose)

Padstow, Tregirls Beach: 249 Herring Gull, 26 Great Black backed Gull, 96 Common Gull, 36 Black headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe, 100+Chaffinch, 1000+ Corvids, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Yellowhammer, 7 Grey Partridge. (S Grose)

Porthmissen: 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 12+ Guillemot, 4 Razorbill as viewed from Pennance to Maenporth footpath (J St Ledger)

Penryn: 1f Siskin in garden (P Oldcorn)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank. (R Wilkins)

Carne: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, c15 Redshank. (D Beadle)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater. 1 Merlin (B.Toms)

Bude: Pochard amongst Mallards bridge Bude canal. (R Maye)

plr/sgr

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